2022 Pinnacle Award: Karen Vogter, Tallahassee
She approaches life with her mind open and her feet moving
Each year the Pinnacle Awards spotlight leading women in business who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community.
A total of 12 outstanding women from an 18-county region of Northwest Florida were selected from nominations and honored at the annual Pinnacle Awards, presented by 850 – The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida.
The Turnbull Award was introduced for the first time at the 2020 ceremony to recognize the lifetime achievements of Marjorie Turnbull, a 2020 Pinnacle recipient. The Turnbull Award recognizes an “up and coming” young woman who is more than on her way to encompassing what it means to be a Pinnacle recipient.
Judge Tiffany Baker-Carper, Leon County Courthouse
Autumn Beck Blackledge, Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC
Helen Costa, Costa Enterprises McDonald’s
Kelli Godwin, Gulf County Tourist Development Council
Allison Hill, Lakeview Center
Anna Johnson-Riedel, Riedel & Associates
Diane McCain, State University System of Florida- Board of Governors
Cristina Paredes, VisionFirst Advisors
Maria Toledo, M.D., Ascension Sacred Heart
Karen Vogter, Tallahassee Tennis Challenger
Turnbull Award — Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt PR
Posthumous Award — Iris Pittman Fellows McMillan, Homes and Land
This year, Jennifer Conoley, president and CEO of Florida’s Great Northwest, delivered the 2022 keynote address. Conoley was honored with the Pinnacle Award in 2017.
The celebration includes a feature of each honoree published in the Winter 2022 issue of 850 Business Magazine published in December 2022.
Know a woman in business who holds herself to high standards and contributes to the betterment of the community? Nominate her for the 2023 Pinnacle Awards.
Pinnacle Awards program honors a dozen august women of distinction
Rowland Publishing’s Pinnacle Awards program has celebrated scores of women of influence and distinction in the years since it was established in 2014. Honorees unfailingly have excelled both professionally and as women unselfishly committed to community betterment. They are givers, not takers; optimists, not defeatists; visionary, not complacent. The Pinnacle Awards Class of 2022 comprises 12 highly consequential women from Northwest Florida, the value of whose contributions is incalculable. They are profiled here.
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